Family names

In China around 2852 BCE, by imperial decree, Family names were first adopted. Continue reading

First multivolume printed book series

A 130-volume collection of Chinese classics, was the first multivolume printed book series, printed for Fong Tao, a Chinese minister, at the beginning of 932. Continue reading

Heating stoves

China introduced heating stoves circa 600 BCE. Continue reading

Disastrous flood caused by war

The war which occurred in 1642 at Kaifeng, China, when anti-Ming rebels under command of Li Tzucheng destroyed the seawall there, killing more than 300,000 people in the ensuing flood. Continue reading

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Continue reading

First Portable star map

Portable star map known as Tunhuang manuscript to astronomers, was made in China circa 940.
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Mechanical ventilating fan, Reinvented by Leonardo da Vinci

Mechanical ventilating fan was invented in China circa 180 CE. Continue reading

Peanuts Cultivation by Aztecs

Cultivation of Peanuts was by the Aztecs and the Mesoamerican people. Continue reading

Chinese Cabbage Cultivation

Chinese Cabbage Cultivation was circa 500 CE in China, and Korea. Continue reading

Dominoes of China

Derived from a dice game, dominoes were played in China around the 12th Century. Continue reading